GRC 0904 Race SP 2011 Kondratieff 1.2

GRC 0904 Race SP 2011 Kondratieff 1.2 - GRC 0904 (Honors)...

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GRC 0904 (Honors) Race in the Ancient Mediterranean, Spring 2011 10:00-10:50 MWF, GH 310 Version 1.1, 2/10/11 @ 11:31 AM Page 1 of 7 Greek & Roman Classics 0904: Honors Race in the Ancient Mediterranean Spring 2011: MWF 10:00 – 10:50, Gladfelter Hall 310 Instructor: Dr. Eric Kondratieff Dept. Secretary : Peggy Shadding Department: Greek & Roman Classics (GHR Classics) 330 Anderson Hall Address: 353 Anderson Hall, 1114 W. Berks, Phila. 19122 (215) 204-8267 Phone: (215) 204-5798 (during office hours only) Email: ekondrat@temple.edu (responses sent until 10:00 p.m. on class & test days only) Office Hours: MWF 11:00-11:45, 3:00-3:30 and by appointment, at 353 Anderson Hall. PREREQUISITES, Co-Requisites or Special Skills Required to participate in this course: None. DISABILITY STATEMENT: This course is open to all students who meet the academic requirements for participation. Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to dis- cuss the specific situation as soon as possible. Contact Disability Resources and Services at 215-204-1280 to coordinate rea- sonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. STATEMENT ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM: Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom. The University has adopted a policy on Student and Faculty Academic Rights and Responsibilities (Policy # 03.70.02), accessible via this link: http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy_no=03.70.02 . COURSE SYNOPSIS: This course aims to introduce students to ancient thinking about race and ethnicity and, time permit- ting, to consider how ancient thinking remains current and influential today. We will investigate how categories of race and ethnicity are presented in the literature (and artistic works) of Greece and Rome. Our case studies will pay particular attention to such concepts as: notions of racial formation and racial origins; ancient theories of ethnic superiority; and linguistic, relig- ious and cultural differentiation as a basis to privilege one group over another in multicultural societies; and ethnic conflict. We will also examine ancient racism through the prism of a variety of social processes in antiquity: slavery, trade and coloni- zation, racial migrations, imperialism, assimilation, native revolts, and genocide. Note: this course fulfills the GE require- ment for Race and Diversity. COURSE GOAL: To acquire a broad conceptual framework of attitudes about race and ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world; to learn how to examine, analyze and evaluate different approaches to concepts of ethnicity and race in antiquity, both from the perspective of ‘international’ political, military and cultural relations, and within ancient multicultural, civic envi- ronments through an investigation of individual cases; and, to practice the craft of writing on historical cultural problems us- ing primary sources (ancient source materials in translation) and secondary sources (modern scholarship). REQUIRED TEXTS
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